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Army Pay Questions

What is Army Pay?

Army Pay is money that is paid to the members in the United States Armed Forces. The different amounts of pay can vary depending on the member’s rank, time spent in the army, the member’s location of duty assignment, and often times because of other special skills that the member may have. Read below where Experts answer questions regarding Army Pay.

In the state of Illinois what part of an active duty service member has army pay included in child support percentages?

All active service members’ army pay is included in the child support percentage, except for taxes and FDIC contribution. In the state of Illinois the child support guidelines is an idea of each person’s net income. In the state of Illinois, child support is based on a percent of the income of the non custodial parent and how many children that parent is responsible for supporting. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act’s guidelines state that:

One Child: 20% of net income
Two Children: 28% of net income
Three Children: 32% of net income
Four children: 40% of net income
Five Children: 45% of net income
Six or More Children: 50% of net income

What can a service member do if they have not received army pay for three pay periods?

If the service member has talked to their commander, and the commander will not do anything the next step would be an Article 138 Complaint. An Article 138 is the most powerful rights under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but it is the least used by military personnel. In the Article 138 it states that “any member of the armed forces who believes himself (or herself) wronged by his/her commanding officer” can request redress. If the redress is refused a complaint can be made and a superior officer must look into the complaint. Subjects that are appropriate to address under the Article 138 include discretionary acts or error by a commander that harmfully affected the member personally and is:

In violation of law and/or regulation
Clear from legitimate authority of the commander;
Subjective, impulsive, an abuse of judgment or that is clearly unfair.

Is Army pay from retirement deductable from unemployment benefits?

Retirement is still considered income, so the state can and will consider this income. The state has the right to deduct any income that someone in receiving retirement when the state pays out benefits.

Can soldiers pay their way out of the army if they want to leave sooner?

There is no way a soldier can buy their way out of the army. In the United States, service member volunteer to enter the military force, but after their enlistment, soldiers are required to serve out their contract length. There is no way to pay off their contract early.

There are many army pay issues that can turn into legal army pay questions. If you or someone you know is having army pay issues, don’t hesitate to contact a Legal Expert. It is better to ask someone who has more experience than to take these matters into your own hands.

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Recent Army Pay Questions

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    My brother was recently offered an early retirement out of the Army due to a disability. He will be receiving a disability check from the government, can that check be garnished for child support?
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    I received an article 15 in 1996 from MI guard..long story short didn't show up for last 2 or 3 drills before 8 year stint was completed...very stupid I know....reduced to E1 and was given general discharge....any way of removing and trying to get it changed to honorable?...friend used me as reference on application and background people said one of your friends has an article 15
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    Please send this question to P. Simmons, thank you. As a follow up to the question above, regarding the loss of 2 ranks. Since he went in as a SPC based on his college degree, can the Army take that rank away? He earned that rank based on the BA degree he holds and it doesn't seem right that he will be losing that and pay while others with lesser ranks and the same charges do not and they are still entitled to a free education when they leave. Since the Article, there have been no incidents, no counseling statements and he is even number one in his class. Additionally, he's qualified for Airborne. At this point, his rank and pay have not changed but he has brought it to his Sergeant's attention. Thank you again for all of your help, I greatly appreciate it!
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